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Public scorns media coverage of war on terrorism

Nov 19, 2001 | 1:05pm EST

Although the overwhelming majority of Americans approve of the way the administration is handling the war on terrorism, only 43 percent approve of the way the news media is, according to the latest Gallup poll.

In an analysis accompanying the results, the Gallup company said, "One reason for the lower rating of the news media may be that their role in a democratic system of government makes them the bearers of bad news, and also often puts them at odds with government officials -- who, at this time, are perceived by the public in very positive terms."

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